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Attending a Gabelli event gets 3 students the inside track

Areas of Study , Event Recaps , IT / Information Systems Stories | Nov 14, 2011 |

Attending Gabelli events (yes, those things you see advertised on fliers around campus and here on GabelliConnect) can be your ticket to the personal connection that ends up launching your career. Three students had such an opportunity this month. By attending the IBM career information session back in September, they were entered into a raffle to win a small-group networking lunch with two IBM executives. And win they did!

Pictured here after lunch with IBM’s Marianne Cooper, managing director, and Karen Parrish, vice president of software solutions for the public sector (second and third from left) are Daniel Marra (GSB ’12), a finance major and economics minor who plans to become a proprietary equities trader; Patrick Cheung (GSB ’14), a finance major with a G.L.O.B.E. specialization and minors in sustainable business and economics, who wants to launch his own energy firm someday; and Siobhan Sullivan (GSB ’11), who is studying organizational leadership and envisions a career in human resources management.

“IBM interests me because they work on finding solutions to all kinds of problems, no matter how big or small,” Daniel said.

Siobhan said that she attended the career event in September because the company is such a major player in technology. “What I didn’t know is how many different divisions and opportunities are available with them,” she said. “I am definitely interested in pursuing some non technical avenues at IBM because I believe their industry will continue to grow.”



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